Murasaki Penguin’s 'Window' at the TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016

1 September 2016

'Window' by Murasaki Penguin at Interchange Festival SPEAK LOCAL. Critical Path, Sydney, Australia. 15th November 2015. Credit: Heidrun Lohr

Sector: Society and Culture

Country location: Japan

Grantee: Mr David Kirkpatrick

Project Description

Murasaki Penguin is artist duo David Kirkpatrick (Australian sound and multimedia artist) and Anna Kuroda (Japanese dancer and choreographer, new resident of Australia). They will perform 'Window' as one of just six finalists at the TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016. Performances will take place at Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo on the 6th of August, followed by the winner announcement, conferences and informal meetings.

The TOYOTA Choreography Award was established in 2001 and "seeks to discover and cultivate the next generation of choreographers". Past finalists have gone on to become leaders in the Japanese art world.

2016 is the 10th Anniversary and last year of the event. It is the first time a group including an Australian artist has reached the finals.

Key dates:

  • TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016, 6 August 2016

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $6,450.00

Total project value: $49,145.00

Last Updated: 16 August 2016